Spanish Liga - Falcao injury not as bad as thought

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao damaged his left hamstring in the 2-0 La Liga win at home to Levante but a scan showed the injury was less serious than thought, the club said.

Spanish Liga - Falcao injury not as bad as thought

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Atletico's Madrid Radamel Falcao (L) controls the ball in front of Levante's Sergio Ballesteros

"No sign of a tear was detected in the tests," Atletico said in a statement.

Falcao, who has netted 18 league goals this season, pulled up clutching his leg and had to be replaced in the 59th minute of the match at the Calderon, second-placed Atletico's 10th win in 10 home games this term.

Coach Diego Simeone said in a post-match news conference the player, who is coveted by several of Europe's richest clubs, could be sidelined for around three weeks.

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